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VGPolyglot said:
pitzy272 said:

Yes. I’m aware of that. That’s what we’re discussing—that QtT could cock it up for GoW’s 95 score bc they like to troll highly rated games by giving scores far below the avg. 60 for TLoU (MC 95), 60 for Horizon (MC 89), 20 for Forza Horizon 2 (MC 86), and there are NUMEROUS other examples that people have listed earlier in this thread. 

But even if they give the game a lower score, what is the issue? Is a 94 going to make the game unplayable compared to a 95? Metacritic doesn't even say how they weigh each individual site to my knowledge so there is no transparency in that regard.

Why ask a silly question? People wanting a game they’re excited for to review well is not new. And 95 versus 94 is the difference between something unprecedented for a ps4/XBO game this gen and something that’s been previously achieved. 



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pitzy272 said:
VGPolyglot said:

But even if they give the game a lower score, what is the issue? Is a 94 going to make the game unplayable compared to a 95? Metacritic doesn't even say how they weigh each individual site to my knowledge so there is no transparency in that regard.

Why ask a silly question? People wanting a game they’re excited for to review well is not new. And 95 versus 94 is the difference between something unprecedented for a ps4/XBO game this gen and something that’s been previously achieved. 

But 94 is still very high, it's not like that's a horrible score. It's a one percentage-point difference.



VGPolyglot said:
pitzy272 said:

Why ask a silly question? People wanting a game they’re excited for to review well is not new. And 95 versus 94 is the difference between something unprecedented for a ps4/XBO game this gen and something that’s been previously achieved. 

But 94 is still very high, it's not like that's a horrible score. It's a one percentage-point difference.

It's not really the issue IMO. Imagine a niche game with less reviews, like 20 and a very good 90 score. And then this guy arrives and give it a 20 just for trolling sake. This would make a 86. And for a niche game that people will see for the first time on MC, 4 points can make the difference between "Wow, I don't know it but great score, I should try it" and "Bah, so much games around 85-86...". So a game could lose sales because some random internet hater is accepted on MC. The weighing is important to keep real reviewers more meaningful. Otherwise we could just read the user's reviews...

 

Obviously the best thing would be for MC to do their job more seriously and kick that thing out of there. 



HyrulianScrolls said:
John2290 said:

Would that make 98 these days the 101 from 15 years ago?  ;P

Haha. It makes 98 these days pretty much impossible, as BOTW proved. 

Played BOTW, great game, but overrated as #@$#@. Sure, it's a 9.0 game, but not a 9.7. Not a true game changer, not a revolutionary and innovative gameplay or never seen before experience.... just a good game worth a 9.0 at best.



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Manlytears said:
HyrulianScrolls said:

Haha. It makes 98 these days pretty much impossible, as BOTW proved. 

Played BOTW, great game, but overrated as #@$#@. Sure, it's a 9.0 game, but not a 9.7. Not a true game changer, not a revolutionary and innovative gameplay or never seen before experience.... just a good game worth a 9.0 at best.

I highly agree,game whas amazing but not that incredible, there where many issues i had a problem with,and other games would be burried under that!



 

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I think I've read one of the best comments about the reviews.

When the French website jeuxvideo.com gave GoW a 20/20 (only their third one after 2 Zelda games), one of the guys complaining about it explained that it was obvious that reviewers were Pro-Sony and paid to promote the game, because...

"Reviews always come out the day the games release, so if they come out one week earlier this time, it's obviously because reviewers are paid Pro-Sony trying to sell the game! It's a conspiracy!" XD



VGPolyglot said:
pitzy272 said:

Why ask a silly question? People wanting a game they’re excited for to review well is not new. And 95 versus 94 is the difference between something unprecedented for a ps4/XBO game this gen and something that’s been previously achieved. 

But 94 is still very high, it's not like that's a horrible score. It's a one percentage-point difference.

Congratulations on winning the highly coveted "Captain Obvious" award! 



xl-klaudkil said:
Manlytears said:

Played BOTW, great game, but overrated as #@$#@. Sure, it's a 9.0 game, but not a 9.7. Not a true game changer, not a revolutionary and innovative gameplay or never seen before experience.... just a good game worth a 9.0 at best.

I highly agree,game whas amazing but not that incredible, there where many issues i had a problem with,and other games would be burried under that!

Gonna chime in and agree as well. BotW was my 2017 GotY, and is the best thing Nintendo has ever made in my opinion.

 

But I'm gonna have to say it was a solid 9.4, and anything above that (to me) is just fanaticism.



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Manlytears said:
HyrulianScrolls said:

Haha. It makes 98 these days pretty much impossible, as BOTW proved. 

Played BOTW, great game, but overrated as #@$#@. Sure, it's a 9.0 game, but not a 9.7. Not a true game changer, not a revolutionary and innovative gameplay or never seen before experience.... just a good game worth a 9.0 at best.

Uncharted 4 was also overrated imho, hell TLoU was also overrated to me. Both games have the most bland generic gameplay. Lost Legacy to me was the best Uncharted in terms of gameplay. I just hate when games become too cinematic.



loy310 said:
Manlytears said:

Played BOTW, great game, but overrated as #@$#@. Sure, it's a 9.0 game, but not a 9.7. Not a true game changer, not a revolutionary and innovative gameplay or never seen before experience.... just a good game worth a 9.0 at best.

Uncharted 4 was also overrated imho, hell TLoU was also overrated to me. Both games have the most bland generic gameplay. Lost Legacy to me was the best Uncharted in terms of gameplay. I just hate when games become too cinematic.

That's a thing I always disagree with a lot of people. TLOU gameplay was good IMO. But you had to play the awesome MP mode if you wanted to really enjoy the gameplay fully.